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Legislator back at work following investigation

Wave Wire Services BELL GARDENS — An Assembly investigation into allegations that Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia groped a former legislative staffer concluded that the accusation “could not be substantiated,” officials said May 17, although the probe found she had violated Assembly policy by using “vulgar language.” Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood, said that despite the “most Read More…

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Assemblywoman takes leave after harassment accusations

BELL GARDENS — Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, who gained national attention for her vocal role in the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment only to find herself the target of an allegation that she harassed and groped a former legislative staffer, announced Feb. 9 she is taking an unpaid leave of absence while the Assembly investigates the Read More…

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Three seek to replace Ridley-Thomas in Assembly

LOS ANGELES — In the wake of Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas’ resignation last week due to health reasons, three candidates already have announced their plans to seek his position in the 54th District. Sydney Kamlager-Dove, president of the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees and district director for State Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, announced Read More…